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anniversary of columbus' trip, so it certainly discusses columbus and his role in the discovery of america. you can't discover a place where perhaps as many as a hundred people already live. fun story about columbus and geography affect him though. one of the things i love to do is to research, to go in the library and look for the books because it's always the unexpected discovery, to reach a moment i love so much. i remember going to find a book about columbus, a biography. three books down on the same shelf with christopher columbus. nobody told junior high school that christopher columbus kept a log book of his four voyages and wrote letters about the voyages. so i pulled that out, just an unexpected discovery, and started to read it. i was enthralled. he was columbus describing his voyages, describing his discoveries in his own words. of course they are his words, so we have to remember people write about themselves with the degree of prejudice. it was one thing more than anything else caught me from the lawbooks of columbus. in his third voyage she lives off the coast of south americ
state university in columbus, they initially only printed 3000 copies. now there are a couple hundred thousand i guess. but it caught on somewhere and it has done remarkably well. what does that say to you about the timing for a real conversation about her book, about your film, about the issue? >> the time is now. i would like to say that michelle alexander's success is due to the fact she is in my film. but i cannot because my film has just come out. [laughter] tavis: but it is fair to say that mitchell would be the first technologists. it is fair to say that her book has succeeded because a whole of the -- a whole lot of of of seven long distance runners on this issue. >> she brilliantly framed it in a book that leave no stone unturned in that argument and she does it from being a legal scholar and being an extraordinary activist and public thinker. i think there are contributors like michelle alexander and others, all of, brought into my film because i want to sort of make a definitive portrait right now of where we are in the overwhelming need to reform the drug war. if i made th
is about and why we work together and mohammed comes in and smooths out columbus avenue. because i just road that street and it feels like a construction road [ laughter ] we have got to get all of these roads built and this is what scott wiener and others works on:we have the opportunity to unite everybody and it's up to us in government to have listened carefully, and be responsible with your money and get the job done. are we ready to get the job done? >> yes! are we ready to build the future for your kids? >> yes. >> are we ready to support the great parks in san francisco with proposition b? >> yes! let's go forward and keep another world series and escambia keep our san francisco successful! thank you, mr. mayor, we're going to have a celebration this morning. he reminded me it's about community spaces too. so take a moment and look up. look up. because that is where the meeting room will be on the second floor with after-hour access for all the poets and all the kids' story times and various activities. it's going to be fantastic. we want to continue our theme of partnersh
of the united states in columbus. >> general patton had a number of affairs. are you going to fire the general? >> greta: no -- >> what i am saying -- look, look -- i can understand how people would say, this is done and this is over. all right? that raises -- that's behind us. why then did general petraeus leave now? that's -- i mean, why didn't he just say, it came out, it was going to come out, okay, it happened, it was a language time ago, it's over. most press people say, it's over. that's it. >> greta: i am not concerned about the affair, i am concerned about the discrepancies in the stories. i am going to take the last word because we have to go. actually, pat, stay with us because i want to talk to you later. we have much more to talk about. what is congress going to do to get answers about benghazi? congressman tray gowdy is here, next. we are getting closer to the doom of the fiscal cliff. and today, president obama and speaker john boehner drawing different lines in the sand. will they break the stalemate? and if they don't -- that's coming up. >> greta: late today, david petraeus a
african-american democrats in cleveland and in cincinnati and in columbus and in akron and toledo really mad, and that anger caused them to stand in line for hours to be able to cast their vote. >> mr. mayor, i heard it said with a little fine tuning, not only did it make them angry, they weren't that hot on the president to begin with. they liked him. they wouldn't feverishly vote for him until they saw they were being kept out for voting. talk about it. you are a republican, michael. tell me about this. i heard exactly what the mayor said. the strategy was go out and find people that haven't been talked to, puerto ricans, get them activated. skip the guy with the gun and go with the person you think is going to be a democrat. get them activated, bring them into the system, and get them to vote. that's a positive, aggressive system. >> actually, you set the question up, and i just want to clarify the record. what you described we did in reverse. we actually did that. that's how we were so successful in 2010. that's how we expanded the base and the reach of the party. >> how did you do i
by the before columbus foundation and it was held at the university of california berkeley. tomorrow the miami book fair international kicks off in florida and we will take you live there at 6:00 p.m. eastern to hear tom wolfe, author of back to blood. booktv will be live next weekend for more of the festival. those are just a few of the programs we will bring you this weekend. visit for complete schedule. >> here's a look at some books being published this week. bill haas surprise when another request president jefferson's political process and thomas jefferson, the art of power. in the patriarch, the remarkable like and turbulent times of joseph kennedy, david nasa chronicles the life and career of the political dynasty. judge andrew napolitano, senior political analyst for fox news argues presidents theodore roosevelt and woodrow wilson disregarded the constitution to promote their own political agendas in theodore and woodrow, how two american presidents destroyed constitutional freedoms. in far from the tree parents, children and the search for identity, national book award win
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